Nintendo has been surpassing many fan's expectations for one, the arrival of the Nintendo Switch, which has sold well and continues to excel as a console. Then, there is the fact that the brand has made other consoles with the upgraded "Nintendo Classic" with games to par.

Nintendo has always had a free online service, but that is going to change as owners will need to buy the subscription starting in September, but it comes with an array of benefits.

The benefits

Fans might be disheartened to hear that they will now have to buy live service for their Nintendo Switch.

However, the service comes with many benefits and at a discounted price compared to other online services with the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The decision to add a live service shows that Nintendo wants to compete with the other two consoles and be different and fairer when it comes to pricing with customers.

According to an article by Tech Crunch wrote by Devin Coldewey, the service will only cost $20 per year, compared to $60 per year for the PS4 and Xbox One. Not only this but live for the Nintendo Switch comes with its own advantages in save game backups and games to play.

Rumors about the pricing of the service were speculated at around just $3.99 and $7.99 monthly options. The service will need to be purchased starting in September to reak the benefits.

According to the article by Tech Crunch, "The Switch Online service isn't needed for system updates or buying games online or anything - just online play, the NES games, and save game backups." Who wouldn't want to buy the service for all these benefits for just $20 a year?

Another article on the service in Polygon written by Michael McWhertor points out that "friends can even watch each other play single-player games online, and 'pass the controller' at any time," Nintendo said in a release.

"Every classic NES game will support voice chat via the Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app. It will also be possible to play these games online." The iconic brand is surely added a lot of excitement to this service and letting friends have an engaging and exciting experience.

20 free games included

The article by Tech Crunch gives the list of the ten games that will be available to play with the live service.

This is one of the benefits that come with paying for the service.

The ten classics are as follows:

  • Balloon Fight
  • Dr. Mario
  • Super Mario Bros. 3
  • Donkey Kong
  • Ice Climber
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Mario Bros.
  • Soccer
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Tennis

The other ten games will be announced at a later time when they are released regularly. Nintendo users should be excited about the new live service.